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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #154214
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State Police #14-00949
Accident Date2014-03-01
Report Date 2014-03-07
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: 

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)12h 16m#2 Pentane lineNONOYES12,769.0 pounds
Benzene12h 16m#2 Pentane lineNONOYES11.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On March 1, 2014 at approximately 11:14 a.m., a pinhole leak began on the #2 Pentane line.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Pending investigation results

Notes/Remedial Actions

Upon discovery, the leak was isolated and the line was flushed with water to minimize overall environmental impact. The release was isolated and lined up to a pull down system. This incident is under investigation to determine the exact root cause and to provide mitigating steps to prevent recurrence. The reportable quantity for benzene and VOC was exceeded as a result of this event.